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Reality Pump isn't done with Two Worlds II

I'm not sure which piece of news surprises me more: that Reality Pump intends to make another Two Worlds game "over the next 36 months," or that the studio is continuing to spend time on Two Worlds II with a new engine update and multiple D...

 
 
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Raven's Cry sets sail for piratey adventure May 2014

TopWare Interactive has finally set a date for its pirate-themed RPG Raven's Cry, which will be made available on May 7, 2014. I want this to be very good, because I like it when role-playing games don't conform to a high-fantasy model and ...

 
 
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Steam releases Pressure, game deposits on consoles 'soon'

There wasn't much build up leading to the release of TopWare Interactive's latest explosive game, Pressure. It's bouncing around on Steam right now, but it can't be contained there; it's coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as well. Conden...

 
 
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The piratey Raven's Cry listed for October release

We haven't heard much about Raven's Cry for a while now, but the pirate-themed adventure developed by Octane Games and being published by TopWare Interactive appears to still be on the horizon. The game's page on TopWare's site has seen an ...

 
 



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Raven's Cry has pirates that don't act like bilge rats

As a fan of 17th-century pirate history, it has always been kind of a bummer to watch the romanticization of the sea dogs into that of chipper, lenient, morally moderate sailors who merely look grizzled. Edward Teach's Jolly Roger depicted ...

 
 
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E3: TopWare announces Sacrilegium, with screens

Creepy religious symbolism: cool. Survival horror: awesome. What happens when you put them together? Heck if I know, but TopWare Interactive is uncovering this mystery with its newest title, Sacrilegium. Known best for its popular action RP...

 
 
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Exploring the brutalities of pirating in Raven's Cry

With the recent release of Risen 2, we saw a rare, solid swashbuckling game for those of us who love to go a’ pirating. Well, pirate fans may be in for another unexpected treat with the upcoming Raven’s Cry, which TopWare brief...

 
 
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Transcripted mixes shooting, puzzles, and science

One of the more recent trends in gaming has been to take two seemingly unrelated genres and mash them up, creating a sort of remixed videogame. Match-three puzzle elements have been combined with role playing and platforming elements in Pu...

 
 
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Live show: Mash Tactics special at TopWare Interactive

Mash Tactics is breaking free of its usual Monday-Friday schedule to bring you a special broadcast from the U.S. headquarters of TopWare Interactive, developers of Two Worlds II. Today from 12:00-5:00pm Pacific, Jon Carnage will be joined b...

 
 
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Live show: Mash Tactics at TopWare this Saturday

Mash Tactics will be live today, playing... something. But, we want to use this time to let you know about a special edition of Mash Tactics airing this Saturday, October 1st, from 12 to 5 PST. This event will be Pico Mause's final show, an...

 
 
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Preview: Scivelation

In a dystopian post-apocalyptic world, a Judeo-Christian fanatic group called The Regime has taken control of the entire world. Meanwhile, a global organization of resistance cells called the GRN (guess what it stands for) tries to fig...

 
 
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Raven's Cry looks like a proper pirate action game

TopWare showed a rough version of a live-action teaser trailer for Raven's Cry at gamescom this week and I got the chance to learn a bit more about the game. Rather than being yet another pirate-themed role-playing game or strategy gam...

 
 
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Two Worlds II: Castle Defense adds Eyetracking technology

In readying the iPad 2 version of Two Worlds II: Castle Defense (released on PC, Mac, iPhone, and iPad back in May), TopWare has added a really cool new feature. Using the iPad 2's camera, Castle Defense can track the player's eyes and use ...

 
 
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Two Worlds II Velvet Game of the Year Edition in October

Topware Interactive is releasing Two Worlds II: Velvet Game of the Year Edition on October 18 and yes, there is velvet.  The velvet covers the entire box -- black for PC and Mac, red for Xbox 360 and PS3 -- along with metal corners to ...

 
 
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Two Worlds II: Pirates of the Flying Fortress screenshots

We really need a larger character limit for our headlines because games like this really limit my ability to sneak sexual threats in there. Anyway, here are some screens for the upcoming Two Worlds II expansion, Pirates of the Flying Fortre...

 
 
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E3: Disturbed's John Moyer penning Scivelation soundtrack

While meeting with TopWare Interactive to discuss their upcoming sci-fi shooter, Scivelation, all I was actually shown of the game was its logo. But what I heard of the game brought an interesting surprise. Accompanying the l...

 
 
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E3: New information on TopWare's Scivelation

I met with TopWare Interactive and while they showed me a lot of titles, they weren't quite ready to lift the veil on one of their biggest projects just yet. Scivelation, a post-apocalyptic shooter announced in 2009 has been progressing und...

 
 
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E3: Check vs. Mate offers a new spin on Chess

TopWare Interactive showed me this strange little game, already released in Europe as "Battle vs. Chess." It's been renamed to "Check vs. Mate" for the North American release to avoid potential conflicts with Interplay's Battle Chess, which...

 
 
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E3: Two Worlds II Pirates of the Flying Fortess explored

In a meeting with Topware interactive today, I was given a first look at the upcoming "Pirates of the Flying Fortress" expansion for Two Worlds II. This new adventure takes place after the events of that game and delves into, well, a pirate...

 
 
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Two Worlds II UK retail release does not seem likely

Two Worlds II has seen a bumpy ride when it comes to its UK release, which was previously pushed months down the line of the mainland European release. Despite being stuck with an English-voiced mainland release if I wanted to buy it here, ...

 
 
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Allegations, sleaze, & treachery: A tale of Two Worlds

To say Topware has been suffering from bad PR lately is to put it lightly. A number of anonymous sources have accused the publisher of attempting to influence review scores by threatening to blacklist any outlet that gives Two Worlds II les...

 
 
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Two Worlds II dev diary talks changes

In a new developer diary video, Creative Director Scott Cromie talks about the changes they made to make Two Worlds II a better game than the first one. From what I've heard, the sidequests have silly humor, the spell crafting system is p...

 
 
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Two Worlds II's Sordahon does contract negotiations

I would expect that the process of hiring a celebrity to be in your videogame has the potential to be very frustrating indeed. Take Sordahon from Two Worlds II as an example. Here, the people at Southpeak are doing everything they can...

 
 
 




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